Mabel Athena 

  Mabel Pantaleón

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Posted by Mabel Athena on August 3, 2018 at 12:55 AM

I. People of the Land

They explored the realm of despondency caused by their own paralysis. The overall rhythm of mental stagnation ultimately led, in varying degrees, to a life deprived of stimulation. Glimpses into their lives connects to a progression of apathy and hopelessness, leading to mundane routines of self-destructive thoughts and actions. Life connects these collections of entities through the development of a continuous unfolding theme of numbed circumstance. A preview of a life halted by an inadequate perception of self, the development of a mind lacking resilience and reminiscent of a trail left by their own shadowed wake.

 

II. Chosen of the Land

He never wanted to live in the trance of another man’s reality, always in hopes of a dissolution from the hypnotic spell that powered over more than most. Walking along a path he noticed the moonlight casted his silhouette against the dirt road. At first, he thought it was just a shadow, then he realized the extension of self he had just created. While marveling at his hallucinatory extraction of the present, the minds desire of reality sprang the silhouette of twelve amongst the dirt road along with his. He turned, knowing no one would be there, but the silhouettes remained.

 

III. Cosmic Collision

The people from his village searched for what was always clockwise to their perception. The illusion of cycles passing blindly through their depths. Never focused on the validity of the vitality of self, their circumstance brought forth natural occurrences of consequence. He ignored all their plights as he had his own world of whimsical delusion to trouble him. Amongst the shadows of the graying sky emerged silhouettes crossing towards him again. He believed the perils of the people where haunting him and the concern for lucidity chilled his core. They have come to ask if the fable has come true yet. He had no idea the meaning to the question asked and introduced himself, entertaining the voices heard, as Athen. They seemed to be wonderers in search of a tale once told to them long long ago. ‘Any story written and read by many minds’, they said, ‘produces the power to exist, only and only if the will of the readers believe it so much that fiction could be mistaken for fact.’ Athen, intrigued, asks to hear the story. All the elder wonderers wrote their own tales of the same man, some making him godlier than the other, but all having to do with a man that never feared the imagination of the political houses, the denominations that reigned across the lands. Athen never paid much mind to what religion was popular at any given day, by any given ruler. All the wonderers kept their writings hidden. Athen knew possession of such writing would be considered heresy, punishable by death, but the excitement of such words brought his imagination to life. He just stared up into the night’s sky and wondered if the stars were actually looking up at him. The wonderers invited Athen back to their settlement and their silhouettes started to gain form. Twelve men emerged from their shadowed figures. Athen again asked to read the tales written by the elder wonderers. One man said they were the elders and the fables have now become prophecies. Athen stepped back, hoping to wake up. He looked at his hands, at the sky, and finally starred off into space. One wonderer came forward and began to explain.

 

IV. Virtuous Task

‘The people of the land are fascinated by assumptions, an enthrallment that brings upon an obsession that takes complete control of their lives and spirals into a vertex of delusional beliefs. Repression soon follows and the need to be mentally free and stimulated spiritually projects itself out through harming the mind and the minds of others’, said one of the Wonderers. Athen, still believing he was in a dream, stared at the wonderer and asks his name. The wonderer gave Athen a scroll, saying the moment he reads his written words a name would appear for him to be called. Ioannes is what Athen read. ‘Then Ioannes is how I will be known’, said the wonderer. Athen then collected all the other scrolls from all the wonderers, learning their names and reading different accounts of the same man. After reading all of the stories Athen told Horus, one of the wonderers, that the character sounded like a much needed element to their environment. Horus replied by saying, ‘If the element you speak of is you then change the environment by being him.’ Athen laughed even though he knew the made up man would shift the perception of life and its purpose. ‘Let’s say we do this’, Athen jokingly said, ‘everyone here knows me already’. Gideon whispered to Athen, ‘Through meditation and solidarity the will of the man imagined will enter your being. The power and wisdom will become yours and you will introduce yourself to your higher self, the one that chose this path for your life.’ Athen was in shock, he did not consider himself a holy man by any means. He considered himself to be a good man, better than any holy man ever claimed to be. Kaigwa assured him, ‘all men are holy or else there would not be man, but it’s their deeds that affects the sound of their pulse radiating within them.’ Ioannes told Athen to tell his family he would be away looking for work and after a full cycle of the moon passed he would return. Athen asked what he should bring and where would he be going. ‘Just the clothes on your back. Follow the north star tonight, when the east lightens the sky that is where you will stay’, said Horus.

 

V. Year Zero

Kaigwa enters the home of Athen and his family. Athen is due to return, but the 12 wonderers have found them a new place to live far from their familiar land. ‘Will Athen know how to find us?’ asked Athen’s mother. Kaigwa assured her that Athen knew and has sent for them to meet him there. While in route the wonderers explained to only Athen’s mother the detailing of their plan. Athen’s mother said her son had already explained everything by visiting her many times in her dreams. Horus looked at the others in delight knowing Athen was now his higher self, capable of manifesting his thoughts into actions at will. Athen met his family and the wonderers before entering their new city. He seemed majestically divine and humbly confident. When entering the village the wonderers separated while Athen and his family went their own way. The stage was set, the stories from the scrolls memorized, and the whimsical protagonists all had their roles to play. A young woman asked Athen his name, he replied ‘Jesus’.

 

Mabel Athena

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